Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello Aunt E, I am not dead.

I received an email recently from one of my very favorite people, my Aunt Elsie. 
She lovingly reminded me that she and her friend Carolyn (Hey y'all!) read my blog and that I had not posted since September 25th.
So just to clarify...
I am not dead in a New York alleyway, nor did I mean to take a blogging hiatus. 
One day turned into another and life managed to keep happening whether I made time to document it or not. 
But I do so enjoy the documenting. 
The coming here and seeing words and photos and memories meld into one another. 
A lot of memories have been made since September 25. I'll get to them soon, promise. 

But now, a list...

1My entry table is home to pumpkins and spiced cider candles. Happy welcome. 
2I can't decide if I'm going to carve the orange pumpkin or let it be. 
3My friend Leah met Donald Trump last week. That has nothing to do with pumpkins.

4I went apple picking not once, but twice this year. 
5Today is for apple pie and apple butter making. We've got apples for days over here. 
6Is it too early to start dreaming up Christmas cards? Because I totally am. Ours might be apple-themed. 
7On repeat

Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home

 Happy Tuesday, friends.


  1. yahoo! a post! haha
    I've been consuming a ton of apple juice to make up for not having fall here. On another note, I, too, have that lovely snow day print.

  2. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. thank your aunt e for asking you to post because i love your posts. if you'd like to bake an apple pie for next week you won't find me complaining. just sayin'.

  3. that's a good list. and i'm loving your entry table. owl, pumpkins, candles. it's inviting.

  4. There is something incredible about apples, no? They can become a million delicious things.

    And that song, yes. It gets me every time.

  5. i was a little like...where did miss molly b gooooo???? =) totally random but i was at sam's club last night and they had the cutest christmas cards! it's not too early to think about them and apple theme sounds delicious! maybe incorporate a scratch and sniff somehow? =)

  6. The pumpkins are beautiful. Apple pie sounds delish.
    Love you. Miss you.
    -Sassy Lou

  7. There you are! Love your little punkin entryway. I am loving that your Aunt Elsie's bestie is Carolyn...Elsies and Carolyns are always a good pair. Def. not too early for Christmas card dreamin'! Now you've got me googling apple orchards in Pittsburgh. Happy NY Fall to you and J.

  8. love love love this song. hope you had a good little hiatus :)


  9. does aunt elsie have instagram?
    i used this song for ty's bday video that i just posted yesterday. kindred spirits, you and i. i think so.

  10. So glad you're not dead in a New York alleyway! I also love your entry table. Love that owl.

  11. I have been thinking about you and missing you a lot lately!! I'm glad to know you are alive and well. We went to the State Fair a few weeks ago and I kept thinking about the memories we made there with you and J! Love you, miss you! Call you soon to catch up for reals!

  12. I like it when you post too :) I always leave your page with a smile on my face

  13. Hey molly b, the apple picking was so much fun And the apples were good. Mom and I enjoyed everyday with you and J. Dad

  14. Haaaaay! For the record, I've missed your posts too!!

  15. If it weren't for instagram, I'd be worrying with your Aunt Elise about your whereabouts. Glad you popped back into say hello.

    I understand that life happens. The other day I realized that I have only posted 4 times in October.

  16. Ha! My mom does the same thing when I don't post. It was really bad when I didn't post for a year.

    I'm jealous of all your apple picking- I didn't make it out a single time this year. Enjoy all those apple goodies!

  17. Hope you are safe and sound with this big storm moving in. Let us hear from you when you can.

  18. molly! we've missed you! i am glad you went apple picking twice. i didn't make it this year (so sad), so i am glad you got double the joy. hope the storm keeps far away and you are all snuggly and warm. xoxoxoxo

  19. you DO know that that song has gotten me through the past 4-6 months right?
    like repeat.
    all the time.

    i love u.

  20. I'm glad you're back! And yesss Philip Phillips is on repeat in this household too! Stay safe this week!! xx


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